As promised, Topps today launched the next installment in they stop motion animation series. Garbage Pail Kids Mad Mike: Fury Load Volume 2 debuted on Topps’ YouTube channel earlier this morning. This is the second of three planned parts for the project created by Adam F Goldberg and Jam Roll Studios.
Topps today begin teasing the next part in their Garbage Pail Kids stop motion animation short, Mad Mike Fury Load Volume 2. The teaser first appeared on the official Topps GPK Facebook page. The movie is a collaboration between Adam F. Goldberg and Jam Roll Studios. The first part was released in Dec. of last year. The video is expected to be three parts in total. Topps is planning to release the latest episode early next week.
Update: YouTube version is now up! Full video along with cast credits is at the end of this article. A lot more in this one than the NTWRK version.
As part of this weekend’s Beyond the Streets art fair, NTWR debuted Garbage Pail Kids Mad Mike Fury Load Vol. 1 animated short. The video debuted on the NTWRK app. The video is the brain child of GPK collector and the popular TV show The Goldbergs creator, Adam F. Goldberg. The video is part one of a three part series based off of the recent GPK Krashers set. Joe Simko did the art for that set, and he is a producer on this video series along with Topps’ Ira Friedman. Adam F. Goldberg wrote and funded the making of the animated short. The production was handled by Jam Roll studios, who did a number of stop motion videos for Topps about a year ago. A number of voice actors donated their time to the project including popular actor Christian Slater. The video includes Adam F. Goldberg going over Garbage Pail Kids and his collection. There will be a slightly different version of the video released on Topps’ You Tube channel this coming Monday, which will include the cast credits.
GPKNews caught up with Adam F. Goldberg to answer a couple of questions on the new animated short.
GPKNews – How did the idea of the video and the process of getting it green lit come about?
Adam F. Goldberg – For the past few years I’ve been talking with Ira about making a GPK animated series for a streaming service like Netflix or Disney+. The pandemic unfortunately ended the Goldbergs spin-off Schooled, so I suddenly had a few weeks free, which rarely happens these days. I reached out to Ira and Joe Simko and proposed we stopped talking about a GPK project and just make one ourselves. In that email I pitched 20 ideas for short films that would run 10 to 15 minutes, most were parodies of my favorite 80s movies. Joe immediately replied with his GPK Krashers artwork and said we have to do your Mad Max idea and use my vehicles. And so Fury Load was born!
GPKNews – How did working with Topps, Jam Roll, and the crew compare to other TV projects you’ve been involved with?
AG – Let me start by saying this only happened because of Ira Friedman from Topps, (Incrudible Ira from his unannounced 2020 card). In my opinion, Ira is the sole reason GPK is back in the conversation today. He resurrected this brand and has made such brilliant moves on how to make it profitable for Topps. It’s hard to compete with Baseball cards, but Ira proved GPK can. Ira is the one who found jamroll studios and he spearheaded the original GPK minute long shorts. He had no budget, so found creative ways to make those initial shorts. The creative process with Ira was a dream, mostly because he let me have all the creative control! That typically doesn’t happen. Topps was thrilled that I wanted to fund a movie myself and get stars like Christian Slater to donate their voices. They just let me do my thing and only had one note — originally Mad Mike was the “CHODE WARRIOR” and the joke made it into our final cut, but was swapped out last minute to maintain a family friendly feel. Once the script was locked, Jamroll took my mad ramblings and really made it sing. They’re truly brilliant animators and did the impossible on a small budget. I wanted each scene to be filled with Easer Eggs specifically for the collectors. I scripted a few, but Jamroll did amazing work in this area. I love in the first scene alone you see tons of GPK march, even the Monopoly game.
It’s also worth mentioning, there’s even Easter eggs about the infamous 80s movie, and Topps helped me cast some of the original actors into roles here! You’ll see how that pans out in parts 2 and 3.
GPKNews – After this video, do you have any plans for future GPK videos, shows, movies, etc.
AG – Currently, Michael Eisner’s company Tornate own both Topps AND the Tornate TV studio, (they produced Bojack Horeseman for Netflix). Topps agrees I’m the geek to make a GPK series, but the problem is my TV company is at Disney. So basically, I’m employed by another company who only wants me to work on their properties. It’s a shame because I spent a year creating a whole TV pitch which is one of my favorite things ever. The concept is that Topps unlocked their vault and is finally airing the 80s cartoon that parents banned 35 years ago. Only we make a new GPK cartoon now which is a satire of all the classic good vs. evil toons from the 80s (GI Joe, Transformers, Thundercats, etc.). I even scripted out fake commercial breaks where we have parody toy commercials that never actually existed. I wish I could pitch it!
The video is still available to watch on the NTWRK app within the listing for the GPK cards. I’ll embed the YouTube video once it launches on Monday.
Topps today sent out their newsletter promoting everything Garbage Pail Kids that’s currently for sale. And wow it’s a lot! Visiting this link sends customers to a website with a complete rundown.
The first item listed advertises the brand new stop motion animated video, done in collaboration with Jam Roll Studios and Adam Goldberg. Mad Mike Fury Load Vol. 1 is set to debut this weekend on theNTWRK app during their Beyond the Streets art fair event. The video is based off the recent GPK Krashers card set. According to the app, the GPK event is scheduled for Sat 12/5 at 2:00 PM PST. There is also advertised a Beyond the Streets Garbage Pail Kids card set will be offered soon.
GPKNation has a slew of launches planned for this week. The highlight is their collaboration with long time GPK artist David Gross. This will be the first in a series of artist collaborations with official Topps artists. “It was great working with David Gross, together we created this coin using artwork specifically made for these coins,” explained Louis Gregory, CEO of GPK Nation.
This Tuesday, 11/3, at 1:00 EST will be the first pin using the Weird Wendy/Haggy Maggie artwork done by David Gross. The pin will be limited to 200 copies. Then on Friday, 11/6, at 1:00 EST the corresponding coins will launch. There will be two coins, one Weird Wendy, and one Haggy Maggie. The coins will also be limited to 200 copies of each. These will be the only versions of the coins released, no parallel versions are planned.
That’s not all, also Tuesday’s release will see the debut of the Messy Tessie Christmas Ornament. The ornament is limited to 300 copies. Finally, the White Adam Bomb Ornament Keychain will also be available on Tuesday. The emblem will be limited to 50 copies. There will be plenty of door prizes available this week for purchasers. Be sure to enter your order number on the GPKNation Facebook Page.
This week is all about Adam Bomb at GPK Nation. The product launches kick off this Tuesday, 10/27, at 1:00 PM EST. There will be 75 more Adam Bomb pins released for sale. The entire print run of the pin is 300, with the first 75 selling out last week. Also launching Tuesday will be the Green Adam Bomb Ornament Keychain. As with the other keychains, there will be 100 available.
This Friday, 10/30, at 1:00 PM EST, will see the debut of the new Adam Bomb Coin. The coin stands at 3 inches, and features the original artwork for Adam Bomb on the back. There will only be 100 copies of the coin available. The company says this will be the only release of the coin, no other variations will be offered.
GPKNation has set their launch lineup for this week. Tomorrow, Tues. 10/20 @ 1:00 PM EST, will see the launch of the next keychain. The Blue Adam Bomb Ornament Keychain is the third different keychain so far after red and black. The keychain will be limited to 100 copies made, and collectors can purchase 2 per order.
This Friday, GPKNation will be retiring their initial coins with the launch of coin #3. There will be 100 copies of the coin available in Nickel Plated White, Sterling Silver, and Artist Proof. There will also be 5 each of the coins in red, blue, green, purple, orange, and yellow. The coins will launch at 1:00 PM EST this Friday, 10/16. Collectors can enter their order number on the GPKNation Facebook page to win
GPKNation was one of the companies highlighted by Topps Licensing VP Ira Friedman on last week’s Philly Non-Sports Topps Virtual Chat. Now the Chief Operating Officer of GPK Nation, Louis Gregory; publicly known as “Uncle Louie” who also co-stars on ABC’s hit show The Goldbergs has shared with us that he has finished a new book and last year’s “Topps Sketch Artist of the Year” Jasmine Contois is hard at work illustrating it as we speak. Be sure to follow the GPKNation Facebook page for more updates.
GPKNation is set to continue to offer their limited GPK merchandise this week. First up will be a special Tuesday launch for a Black Adam Bomb Ornament Keychain. The keychains will be limited to only 50 made. Customers who order can also enter a door prize contest by entering their order number on the GPKNation Facebook group. The launch will be tomorrow, Tues. 10/13 at 1:00 PM EST.
That‘a not all they have planned this week. This Friday will be the launch of coin #2 in various colors. There will be 100 copies of the coin available in Nickel Plated White, Sterling Silver, and Artist Proof. There will also be 5 each of the coins in red, blue, green, purple, orange, and yellow. The coins will launch at 1:00 PM EST this Friday, 10/16.
GPKNation never sleeps it seems. After offering the final playing card coin last week, the company is going back to what got them started. They announced that starting this Friday, 10/9 @ 1:00 PM EST, they will be offering Garbage Pail Kids Challenge Coin #1 in a silver plated version. This will be the third version of the coin after the white and gold versions. GPKNation will be selling coin #2 on 10/16, and coin #3 on 10/23. Each coin is limited to 100 copies. The company promises there will be other surprises on sale throughout the month.
While this is the third version of the original coin being offered, that’s not all that exists. As Adam Goldberg and Louis Gregory were launching their endeavor they had six different color proofs made; red, blue, purple, yellow, orange, and green. After receiving the proofs, they couldn’t decide on a color and ended up offering the white version. There are /5 proof sets of each color that exist. Eventually the colors would spark the idea for the colors on the emblems and patches that GPKNation have sold.
GPKNation.com has another big week of officially licensed Garbage Pail Kids releases planned. They announced on their Facebook page they will be having a Pin Party this Tuesday. On Tuesday, 9/29, at 3:00 PM EST, they will be releasing a new version of the pins they previously offered. The five pins will be offered in a Misty Gold version. The pins are limited to /50 each, and will be sold individually and in a set of five. There will be a limit of one of each pin per order. That’s not all, they will also be offering a new Glow in the Dark version of the 35th anniversary coaster. There will be 350 coasters made, and there will be no purchase limit. Customers can enter a special drawing by entering their order number on the GPKNation Facebook page.
That’s not all they have planned this week. The final playing card challenge coin of Adam Bomb will launch this Friday, 10/2, at 1:00 PM EST. This is the last of the five large coins in this series. As with everything on GPKNation, these should go quickly. Collectors will need to be ready to purchase at launch.